Since the global Coronavirus pandemic has taken over the day-to-day life, ‘ugly shoes’ that are functional, comfortable, and dare we say, fashionable, have taken over.
There are more of these functional, fashionable, comfortable, practical, affordable shoes than ever before offered by brands. Here are some of the top functional shoes in detail.
Merrell’s ColdPack Ice+ Moc Waterproof shoes are creating this hype among the consumers. The brand itself says that ‘winter doesn’t stand a chance’ if anyone wears these shoes, and it’s not surprising at all. Made with a Vibram Arctic Grip sole unit combined with a waterproof membrane makes for a mighty shoe, one that will take all the elements and throw them back. No cold, wet feet here.
Sorel Manawan II slipper is another functional slipper that gives wearers all the things they want in a slipper. It is rugged on the outside, and soft on the inside. It’s a slipper that can be worn around the house and then taken out on long walks, all thanks to its chunky EVA midsole and leather-meets-plush lining construction.
Merrell Hydro Moc Hiking shoe has attracted a lot of attention in recent months. As it is a brilliantly ugly, fashion-forward shoe. Despite its Swiss cheese appearance, the Hydro Moc is meant to be worn for days spent in the water. A grippy sole unit forms into the shoe’s structure, which can be slipped on and off with ease.
Blundstone Style 1611 black leather slip-on boots are the kind of shoes your green-fingered dad might wear, and that’s cool with us. Wear these with some apt dad slacks, a classic button-down, and you’re one step closer to a Brad Hall-approved fit. These boots are more than just a conscious style choice, they’re practical too. A slip-on Chelsea style makes for easy on-off access, while its chunky outsole means you’ll never be stuck on a muddy patch.
Salomon RX Snow Moc Advanced is a whole different thing. First of all, this pair features a technical blend fabrication of stretch neoprene weave alongside panels of suede that have been added for structural support. This is joined by a lightweight EVA midsole that’s packed with cushioning, and elevated details such as a cushy footbed and grosgrain pull tabs.